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Can you spot a RB vs RD in copper coins?


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Does anyone else wonder whether copper coins can be accurately differentiated between RB and RD in photos. It's a big issue for me--and perhaps others--since I shop for new coins online. With that in mind, consider these three different coins...how would you decide--RB or RD? These are PCGS slabbed coins; I'll post answers later.

a.

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b.

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c.

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Can also be the lighting in the photograph. Bowers has written a few articles on the RD/RB/BR thing. It's really the grader's call for the most part.

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